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Research Journal of Medical Sciences

Year: 2018  |  Volume: 12  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 1 - 4

Adenomyosis: Prevalence, Clinical Characteristics and Histopathological Findings of Hysterectomy among Yemeni Women at 48 Medical Model Hospitals

Nagi A. Al-Haj, Muna A. Ghoshim, Nagham Farouq and Yaser Abdulmughni


Adenomyosis, a common non-malignant condition of the uterus is characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrium with or without hyperplasia of the surrounding myometrium endometrial glands as well as stromal elements situated at least 2.5 mm below the endomyometrial junction. To study adenomyosis prevalence among Yemeni women in Sana’a City as the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding in hysterectomy specimens. Retrospective study was retrieved 73 women consecutive undergoing hysterectomy in a 2 years, 2011-2013 with a histologic diagnosis of adenomyosis with regards to the clinical profile. The prevalence rate of adenomyosis among Yemeni women was 28.7% while 80% of the patients were seen in the age group of 31-50 years, menorrhagia 87.5%, dysmenorrhea 81.7%, lower abdominal pain 85.5% beginning later in reproductive life (mean age 39 years) and 95.4% of the patients were multiparous of the classic presentation. We concluded the adenomyosis rate of this study was found to be the most common cause of abnormal uterine bleeding in Yemeni women of perimenopausal age group.